(A-Z April Blogging Challenge)
If there was such a thing as a state drink, Washington’s would be coffee and the flag would more than likely have the Starbucks logo on it. I wasn’t a coffee addict until I met my husband. When we started seeing each other, he would bring me to Starbucks for coffee where we would sit for hours and talk. At first, I wouldn’t get anything while we were there because I didn’t like coffee but then one of my closest friends told me to try a Carmel Frappuccino, that was the beginning of my addiction. I know that frappuccinos aren’t really considered coffee drinks by the true coffee drinkers out there but it was the start of it all. Eventually, I graduated from frappuccinos to Mochas then to Carmel Macchiatos then to straight coffee with a bit of cream and Stevia. My grandfather would be proud.
If the truth be known, it was really my grandfather who gave me my first taste of coffee when I was only 4 years old. What he did was make a cup for himself then he would dip some toast into the coffee and give it to me to eat. It was delicious. It tasted like the candy Coffee Nips. Yum!
Anyway here in Washington State, you can’t go a block without seeing a Starbucks or some other coffee shop on every corner. It’s like slot machines in Las Vegas, there is one at every turn and we here in Washington are like the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, except we are obsessed with coffee….coffee….Coffee! We are coffee connoisseurs…coffee snobs…coffee addicts. If it’s not coffee…it’s tea but not just regular tea. We’re talking Chai teas, Green teas, Tazo teas…Green tea lattes. Thanks to Starbucks we have assimilated the world to our coffee ways. There for, I only have one more thing to say:
“We are Starbucks. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.”